Universal Picture’s upcoming horror film The Skeleton Key has just been completed, according to actor Peter Sarsgaard. Inside you can read a little about the tone and what to expect from the flick, which was written by the writer of ‘The Ring’ remake, Ehren Kruger. ‘Skeleton’ stars Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt and Joy Bryant.
“Peter Sarsgaard told SCI FI Wire that he’s just completed production on his next film, a horror-thriller entitled Skeleton Key that is reportedly in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and Don’t Look Now. “I play an estate lawyer,” Sarsgaard said in an interview while promoting his current movie, Kinsey. “It’s with Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands and John Hurt. It’s a kind of conceptual horror movie.”
Sarsgaard added, “It’s hard to begin to even talk about it, because it’s like one of those things [where] you can’t give anything away. Iain Softley [K-Pax] directed it. We filmed in Louisiana, and there’s a lot of voodoo in the movie. How else can I describe it? Basically, John Hurt and Gena Rowlands are very old and live in this big plantation house. Kate Hudson plays a hospice worker who’s taking care of them, and I play the estate lawyer who’s trying to deal with their estate. They’re not dead yet, but they’re dying. John Hurt has just suffered a stroke, and then Kate and I kind of have a romantic thing happen.” Skeleton Key will be released in summer 2005 by Universal Pictures.